After owning and operating Payson Pet Sitting in the Rim Country for more than 11 years on her own, owner Nicole Reynolds decided it was time to share the business load and profits with another.
Kellie Padon, a longtime employee of Payson Pet Sitting, has taken over half of the business with hopes to offer the same high level of in-home pet care when owners are away.
Since 1997, Payson Pet Sitting has offered in-home care for all pets, including dogs, cats, rabbits, goats, pigs, iguanas, and even horses.
Depending on a pet’s needs, Padon or Reynolds, both certified veterinarian technicians, will visit a home while the owners are away to tend to the pet’s needs.
If it is a cat, they may only go once a day to feed. If an owner requests, they may visit a home several times to hang out with an animal, play and or walk with them.
Besides a pet sitter, Padon and Reynolds act like a good neighbor and will also bring in your mail and newspapers, water plants and turn on lights in the evening.
Reynolds said the benefits of in-home care opposed to putting pets in a kennel are numerous.
“Some pets do better at home,” she said because it takes the stress away, especially for older animals.
“And we know all the veterinarians in town, so we know who to call in case of an emergency,” she said.
“We are professionals who take this very seriously. We go by a code of ethics.”
Payson Pet Sitting charges on a per visit rate.
For more information, call (928) 472-6210 or visit www.paysonpetsitting .com.